The Rugby League World Cup is Rugby League’s top international competition and one of the longest running World Cup tournaments in world sport. This November, the Rugby League World Cup comes to Melbourne to play the quarter final at our iconic Melbourne Rectangular Stadium. To make the most of this spectacular day, we have prepared a guide which includes the history of the Rugby League World Cup, information about the day and advice on getting there.
The History of the Rugby League World Cup
The French Rugby League Federation first raised the idea of a Rugby League World Cup in the 1930’s. However, it wasn’t until 1953 that the rest of the International Rugby League Board (IRLB) accepted the proposal. In 1954, the first Rugby League World Cup took place, featuring four nations: Australia, New Zealand, France and Great Britain. Following huge success of the inaugural tournament, the Rugby League World Cup moved to Australia in 1957. That same year, the Australian Kangaroos claimed victory after progressing through the season undefeated.
What You Need to Know About the Day
This year’s Rugby League World Cup Quarter Final will be held on the 19 November 2017 at Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, commonly known as AAMI Park. The event will be the biggest sporting event in Australia during 2017 with this year’s Rugby League World Cup being seen by more communities and fans than any other World Cup. Although the teams are undecided yet, it is sure to be a riveting match, featuring some of the best Rugby League players from around the world.
Tickets are reasonably priced, ranging from $20 to $51 for adults, $15 to $20 for students and $60 for families. To secure your seat at this pinnacle event in International Rugby League, make sure you purchase your tickets online from Ticketek before they sell-out.
An essential part of any big event is figuring out how you’re going to safely get to and from the venue. Charter bus hire is a great way to get you to the match and back. They allow all of your group to travel together, take the stress out of organising logistics, and also create a fun atmosphere to get you ready for the game. At Melbourne on the Move, we offer accessible, cost-effective and safe charter bus hire for sporting events. To learn more or to book a charter bus today, please do not hesitate to contact us on 1300 55 86 86.